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The fossil energies Spring

The contradiction between the message in favor of the greenhouse gas emissions reduction which would go through the diminution of the use of fossil energies and the exceptional prosperity of their producers never has been so strong as in the start of this 2024 year; that situation makes us to think to the declarations of the Engie group executives which has born from the merger between Suez and Gaz de France. They have announced that the company would go out from fossil energies. But it had kept its name. Yet ENGIE, for an English-speaking native is nothing else than the ...

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french economy : Zero

The publication of the first estimation of the growth during the 4th quarter (0%) has been accompanied by too complacent remarks because this figure is not only a statistical data relating to the current economic situation. It reveals a structural weakening of the French economy and it would have been the purpose of a deeper analysis. It occurs after the same 0% estimated for the 3rd quarter. France has so known a nil growth during six months. That achievement will weight on the 2024 accounts. If growth has been in 2023 0.9%, it is thanks to an ...

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The French bureaucratic sickness

At the eve of the publication of its 4th quarter growth figures, France is confronted with a new major social crisis with the protests of the farmers against their professional life difficulties, the fall of their life level and the many constraints provoked by the State decisions. The reduction of the tax advantages on their fuels which are necessary to the working of their agricultural machines has started a large movement with the jamming of the road infrastructures, especially in the Paris region. In five years, it is the third crisis initiated by measures which show a lack of ...

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The American economy : a mirage or a miracle ?

The American election campaign has just started with the Republican primary in the Iowa and it is sure that, along with the society challenges as immigration, the economic issues will have a central place in the debate. The Biden administration will defend its achievements when the Republicans will explain that, with them, the results would have been much better and especially that most of the recorded progresses were resulting from decisions taken under the Donald Trump mandate. The only thing which is sure, it is that the American economy during these last years has obtained clearly better performances than the ...

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Le nouvel Etat-stratège

LE NOUVEL ETAT STRATEGELe dernier livre d'Alain Boublil, le nouvel Etat-statège (Editions de l'Archipel) est paru le 5 février 2014.

Le livre apporte les réponses de son auteur  à la question qui est, en France, au centre de tous les débats politiques: "Que peut-on attendre de l'Etat aujourd'hui ? " Et il formule plusieurs suggestions sur l'exercice du pouvoir tirées de son expérience passée auprès de François Mitterrand. Observateur de l'économie mondiale comme conseil des nombreuses grandes entreprises qui ont fait appel à lui, il trace un portrait de la France d'aujourd'hui bien moins pessimiste que ce que l'on entend parfois, à condition que chacun fasse preuve de lucidité sur ses propres comportements. 

Les exigences ont certes été exacerbées par la crise. Mais y faire face est de plus en plus difficile car l'écart s'est creusé entre les attentes de chacun et la réduction des marges de manoeuvres publiques du fait des règles internationales, de l'endettement et des contraintes environnementales.

En dix chapitres, Alain Boublil dresse un bilan sans complaisances, prend la mesure des possibilités et des limites de l'Etat et il ouvre des voies nouvelles pour l'action publique. Il évoque le sauvetage de l'euro, le fardeau de la dette et le ras-le-bol fiscal, l'Etat-patron de Colbert à Jean-Marie Messier, le retour du complexe vis-à-vis de l'Allemagne et les nouveaux outils de l'Etat-stratège dans la mondialisation face aux défis industriels, aux enjeux de la transition énergétique, à la "dictature du CO2" et à la révolution du gaz de schiste. Et il met en garde contre les dérives de l'Etat-spectacle, qui gènent l'efficacité de l'action publique et les facilités de l'Etat-guichet qui débouchent sur le clientélisme.

 

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